Discover Germany’s Rhine River Valley on this private, guided, full-day tour from Frankfurt. Explore the river, the small historic villages, the vineyards — and the mighty medieval castles. See some of the area’s most popular sites and attractions, like the massive Lorelei rock and the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built to commemorate the unification of Germany. Enjoy personalized attention while learning about the history of the region. Arrange for a wine tasting, a river cruise, a castle tour or a scenic cable car ride if desired. Frankfurt hotel pickup and drop-off included.
- Private Rhine Valley day trip from Frankfurt, with luxury transport
- See the best of the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley, featuring some of Germany's most romantic landscapes
- Visit top sights and attractions such as Lorelei Rock (Loreley Rock) and the Niederwald Monument
- Get recommendations from an expert guide and enjoy a flexible itinerary that has been fully customized to meet your interests
- Take advantage of the scenery and culture by perhaps doing a Rhine River cruise or wine tasting
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is the perfect way to see the Upper Middle Rhine Valley at your own pace. If you love stunning views and striking medieval architectures, this tour is a must.
What You Can Expect
Explore the villages and vineyards along the Rhine River
This full-day tour begins with a hotel pickup in Frankfurt followed by a 1-hour drive west to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley for a day of sightseeing between Rudesheim and Sankt Goarshausen. Because of its beauty and history, this 65 kilometer stretch of land is a UNESCO World Heritage Site begging to be explored.
See the river, the small, historic villages and the vineyards. Marvel at the mighty medieval castles — more castles than anywhere else in the world, in fact. Visit the Lorelei, a massive rock that rises 433 feet above the river. Legend has it that a siren named Loreley used to bewitch sailors from upon this granite rock, causing them to ground their boats or lose control and sink. There’s also the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument located in the Niederwald landscape park that was built in the 1870s to commemorate the unification of Germany.
This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to include any specific requests for desired attractions or activities to the guide at any time. Some possibilities include a boat ride down the Rhine; a medieval castle tour; a cable car ride through the valley to gaze in wonder at the magnificent scenery; or a visit to a winery to taste some of the award-winning local wines. There are plenty of options to consider.
Halfway through the day, the guide can suggest a great riverside restaurant for lunch.
On the return trip to Frankfurt, stop in Rüdesheim to see its most famous attraction, the Drosselgasse — a cobblestone road famously known as “the merriest street in the world.” Finally, the tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Frankfurt.